The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (JFABC) digital library is an online guide and finding aid for the rich collection of artists’ publications available in Flaxman Library Special Collections. The JFABC brings together close to ten thousand artists’ publications in all formats and media including: books, zines, multiples, video and audio recordings, digital works, periodicals, and other intimate works of art created by artists of local, national, and international significance. Focusing on materials published from the 1960s to the present, it is complemented by collections of reference works and exhibition catalogues to support in-depth research on artists’ publishing.
"Based on personal experience of a three month residency in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Not So Too Much of Much of Everything is written in the style of a factual report, and explores ideas of... Read more
In the early 1980's poet and novelist Lewis Warsh asked painter Rackstraw Downes to keep a journal of how a particular painting got painted. "This journal was written in six pocket-size memo... Read more
"This book consists of writings and photographs. It is an extension of journals I have kept since childhood. The writings are either dated excerpts from the journals or stories tying the photogra... Read more
Facsimile of a journal and sketch book from the year 2012. The pages contain diary entries of handwritten notes, doodles, sketches, collages, typed text, photographs and reproductions of scraps of pap...
"Edited by Andrew Lampert, this expansive anthology explores the writings that underscore George Kuchar's work and life. The most comprehensive collection of writings on the artist to date,... Read more
'Alpha Gala Omega Agelada: From Excellence to Eclecticism Via Two Hundred Litres of Milk and Vinegar' is the outcome of more than two years of research, during which the artist attempted to... Read more
"This accordion book was made in 2011 from cell-phone photographs taken by the artist and texted to one particular person. The book was made after the conclusion of the relationship, which was tu... Read more